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Common Excuses for Not Buying Hearing Aids    

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Hearing loss is incredibly common – over ten percent of the population and one in three people over age 65 live with some form of hearing loss. What is sadly less common is treating hearing loss. For people under 70, fewer than 16% of those with hearing loss use hearing aids. Over age 70 the statistics aren’t much better – …

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Tips for a Successful Virtual Family Reunion

In Communication, Tips & Tricks by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

With the holiday season upon us, you are probably planning events this year that look quite different from those in the past. Understanding and staging successful virtual events is a skill unto itself and a good one to learn this year. With a little planning, your online events can capture the joy and preserve family traditions in a way that …

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Hearing Loss Cures of the Past

In Hearing Loss by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

When it comes to hearing loss, we have come a long way when it comes to treatment! Not only has our understanding of the nature and causes of hearing loss developed greatly, but we have also advanced technology to a remarkable level of support.  Many of those with hearing loss in the past were left to get by as best …

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Conductive Hearing Loss: Signs, Causes, and Treatments

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

When you think of hearing loss the first thing that might come to mind is the loss associated with growing older. Indeed, most people who are fortunate enough to reach the golden years of life will have some degree of age-related hearing loss. Although our minds naturally gravitate to this common form of hearing loss, another major type is not …

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Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

There are a number of causes of hearing loss. You’re probably already familiar with some of them. Older adults can experience hearing loss as part of the natural aging process. Younger adults may have hearing loss caused by exposure to loud noise. Other causes of hearing loss can include an injury, or even hereditary factors. Ear infections may also lead …

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Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Hearing loss is one of the most prevalent health conditions in the US. In fact, nearly 50 million Americans of all ages have a hearing loss. Audiologists recommend treating hearing loss with hearing aids so you can get back to hearing all the sounds around you. If you’ve recently realized you have a hearing loss, you’re probably wondering if hearing …

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Studies on Hearing Loss and Injuries

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

If you have some hearing loss, you’ve noticed that it’s harder to follow conversations or hear clearly in places with a lot of background noise. What you might not know is that hearing loss is linked to an increased risk of injuries! People with hearing loss are less aware of their surroundings. They’re more likely to have an accident, fall, …

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Celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with a Hearing Test!

In Hearing Health, Hearing Testing, Mental Health by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Did you know that 50 million people around the world have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? This disease affects the brain, and causes memory loss and difficulty functioning. September is World Alzheimer’s Month, so it’s the perfect time to learn all about Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Disease International provides information and education about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and works tirelessly to increase …

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All About Hearing Protection

In Hearing Loss by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Did you know that most hearing loss can be prevented? Hearing loss can be caused by a wide variety of factors. Infections, bone deformities, head injuries, impacted ear wax and even some medications can all play a role in impairing your hearing. More than all these other factors however, hearing loss is caused by exposure to dangerous levels of noise.  …

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Keeping Your Hearing Aids Dry

In Hearing Aids, Hearing Health by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

When you think about it, hearing aids are modern technological marvels. These small devices deliver precision sound enhancement and hearing assistance through powerful microcomputers. What may be the most amazing of all is that hearing aids are built to withstand the unusual conditions of performing within a human ear canal! The components of your hearing aid are specially developed to …